AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Sep 17th, 2010 - 19:55:49 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
By Awareness Times News
Jun 29, 2010, 17:02
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

NEWS BRIEFS ARE REPORTS CULLED FROM OTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND BROUGHT ONLINE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR READERS. THIS MEDIUM DOES NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE CONTENTS BELOW

 

US police arrests two for Sierra Leonean murder


Local tabloid reports have asserted that personnel of the New York Department of Police have arrested two suspects allegedly connected to the killing of a Sierra Leonean teenager resident in the US, Mohamed Jalloh.  Mohamed Jalloh reportedly met his untimely death in the hands of hooligans away from home a couple of weeks back.  His mortal remains are said to be awaiting burial in Guinea Upper Manhattan in New York.  Investigations continue.


UNIDO/Russia to revive Marine Training


Dmitri Piskounov, the Managing Director of Programme Development and Technical Division of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation is reported to have disclosed his organizations desire to boost Sierra Leones Marine Sector.  The Russian aide is reported as saying that the project will constitute human resource capacity building, fishing and sea food processing technology as well as the institution of legal fishing practices in the country.


Dead baby discovered in drainage


A-yet-to-be identified mother reportedly abandoned her new born baby which dead remains were discovered by curious Gassama Street residents in Calaba Town, east end of Freetown on Friday 25th June 2010.  The discovery came about when rain water drifted the floating body following a heavy down pour that evening.  Astounded residents reportedly removed the body, and with the help of a Civil Society Activist alerted the K-Step Police station.  The police gave orders for the burial of the body while investigation continues. 


1,016 Police Officers promoted


The Inspector General of Police, Brima Acha Kamara reports say in commemoration of his seventh year in office has recently promoted 1,016 (One Thousand and Sixteen)  deserving officers to the rank of Sergeant.  Even as the IG insisted that the promotions were made based on merit, a cross section of serving officers are crying foul, saying that they have served for over decades as Constables without promotion.  They are said to be dissatisfied with the new arrangement.


Private securities nab armed robbers


Four notorious armed robbers according to reports have been nabbed by guards of the Mount Everest Security Agency security manning various stations.  The two recent nabbing took place separately at Leocem Cement Factory in Cline Town, and the United Methodist Church along Gloucester Street in central Freetown past Friday 25th June.  The gangs of thieves who were armed with offensive weapons reportedly fought hard for escape to no avail even when some of the personnel on duty that night sustained injuries. The private security guards were reportedly assisted by residents of the respective localities.


Drunken teacher manhandles pupils


A teacher of the Missionary Church of Africa Secondary School in Freetown who is said to have been under the influence of alcohol is alleged to have beaten three of his students to coma.  Mr. Kuyateh, an English tutor of the NPSE class according to reports was punishing them for failing to attend his Saturday class.

 

Central Bank attacker demands ECOBANK exit


A well armed man according to local spreadsheets on Saturday 26th June 2010 attempted a broad day light attack on the Sam Bangura Building housing the Central Bank of Sierra Leone along Gloucester Street in Freetown.  The man in his mid thirties and who reportedly claimed to be an ex-service soldier damaged the buildings gate demanding the closure of ECOBANK, the bank that has recently took over the management of Pro-Credit Bank. No apparent reason has been advanced by the irate young man who is said to be currently detained in police cell as investigation continues.


Fares remain stagnant despite pump price hike


In spite of increase in the pump price of petroleum products, the Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has on 21st June 2010 agreed with stakeholders not to increase transport fares for commuters. According to reports, ministry reached this ultimatum with stakeholders since last years increase in pump prices saw a corresponding increase in fares in anticipation of other fuel increase.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Sports, Music & Politics: News Clippings from Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Peoples Party Bags Le790,000,000 (US$180,000) from Aspirants
COCAINE CASE NEARLY IMPLODES: PRESIDENT INTERVENES - More Leaked Cables
EDITORIALS
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not Negotiate for Space with Anyone!
SPECIAL REPORTS
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
THE QUEEN HAS SEEN IN SPORTS WHAT OUR LEADERS HAVE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND
The Miscalculated Mischief of a former Military Ruler aspiring to be President of Sierra Leone
On Trivialities & Play Cooking
FEATURES
WIMSAL at 3What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRCs Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
Nor Look En Face Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
PROFILES
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. HANNAH BABY NELLIE GADD - A Role Model
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Josephine, Widow of late Brigadier Hassan Conteh passes away in London
Two Respected Journalists complain Former Military Ruler aspiring for Sierra Leone Presidency
Office of the Administrator and Registrar General
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba MBayo
ADVERTISEMENTS
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
SATIRE
XXXXXXXXXXXX THE CIA SPY
Letter To Tech: The Political Dombolo in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
FROM OUR TEAM
Awareness Times will be back shortly with our News Feed from Sierra Leone
If SLPP's Kelfala Kallon cannot even read and understand what he reads...
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net